Springfield, MO (PressExposure) November 16, 2009 -- CafePrevention.com announces the addition of two new alcohol awareness and prevention information cards â âLeave the Beer and Disappearâ and âAre Your Kids Tapping Into Your Alcoholâ as well as a new Alcohol Poisoning Magnet. These resources remind parents that the holidays are often a time of increased drinking among teens. The alcohol awareness material information cards and magnet tell the story of how and where teens get their alcohol, and what to do when an alcohol emergency strikes.
A majority of current underage drinkers in 2008, according to a report released by SAMHSA, reported that their last use of alcohol in the past month occurred in someone elseâs home (56.2%), or in their own home (29.6%).
According to a report âUnderage Drinking Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Healthâ, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than 40% of youth ages 12-20 who used alcohol in the past 30 days reported receiving it from an adult.
CafÃ© Preventionâs two new affordable alcohol awareness cards, suitable for mailings or to hand out, are hard hitting and eye catching â adults will get the message in a creative and engaging way. âAre Your Kids Tapping Into Your Alcoholâ discusses that it is not uncommon for teens and their friends to consume a parentâs alcohol without their knowledge. During the holidays, this may become an even bigger problem as kids have more time off, and parents may have more alcoholic beverages in the home.
âLeave the Beer and Disappearâ speaks to the fact that it is not uncommon for kids to gather at homes when parents are away to consume either alcohol that is in the home, or that which they may bring. Again, many parents will be gone to their own functions during the holidays, leaving teens with an increased opportunity to hold their own party without parental knowledge.
Additionally, CafÃ© Preventionâs new alcohol-poisoning magnet is popular with teens and college students, as well as with parents. With national surveys indicating up to one in five young people ages 12-20 report binge drinking, these magnets leave no doubt as to what to look for, and what to do, if alcohol poisoning is suspected. By understanding the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, oftentimes parents and teens can seek help before disaster strikes.
According to SMAHSA Administrator Terry Cline Ph.D, in the report, âUnderage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health,â he states, âItâs findings strongly indicate that parents and other adults can play an important role in helping influence- for better or worse- young peopleâs behavior with regard to underage drinking.â
The latest underage drinking prevention resources from CafÃ© Prevention can help influence what happens with regard to underage drinking in your community for the better, not only during the holidays, but all year long.
CafÃ© Prevention has a full line of affordable and creative prevention products addressing underage drinking to go along with these new info cards, as well as products related to prescription drug abuse, marijuana, methamphetamine, gangs, dating and youth violence and much more.
CafÃ© Prevention has spent 20 years working to provide community coalitions, schools, youth and healthcare organizations, physicians, congregations, law enforcement and agencies with drug prevention resources. One of our top priorities is helping communities prevent youth substance abuse through eye-catching, pamphlets, posters, bookmarks, games and community toolkits.
âWe have taken statistical evidence regarding drug use among teens and coupled this with our desire to produce high-quality, cost-effective, and eye-catching drug prevention resources aimed at strengthening and empowering adults and teens,â states Melissa Haddow, Executive Director.
CafÃ© Prevention is your communityâs source for high quality prevention products designed to improve the health and well being of our youth. For more information or to order, please visit www.cafeprevention.com or call Melissa Haddow at 417-888-2020.